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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

How can I find out if a painter is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a painter is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit your local jurisdiction or state’s government website for information.

The CISA website also provides a helpful resource: Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page is intended for a national audience and includes 16 different categories of critical infrastructure sectors. Some jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure, but not all of them do.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Do painters offer remote or virtual services?

Though painting has always been an in-person job, painters may be willing to offer some virtual help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across painters’ profiles that state they offer remote services, message the painters to see what those services include.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

Reviews for San Diego interior painters
Cara A.
Dave is professional, flexible, and an efficient worker. I hired him to paint an interior room and he was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Dave to anyone in need of a excellent paint job.
Quality SolutionsQuality Solutions
Harleen k.
We hired Mario to do the interior painting of our house and interior doors/trim. He did an amazing job. He was punctual and really focused at what he does and make sure he does it with perfection. He made sure that everything is covered well before starting painting. He was priced well and very affordable. Highly recommended.
M. A.
All tasks were completed as outlined. Very happy with the craftsmanship. The final remodeled area coupled with the excellent interior painting was a big plus.
iFix It Handyman And cleaning ServicesiFix It Handyman And cleaning Services
Jorge M.
Armando was very organized and his work was excellent. Did my interior painting of my house in two days. Very satisfied with him and his workers. Will recommend him.
Thumbtack Customer
I had a terrible experience with Travis, he will never stick to his word as to what's been agreed upon before. He left part of interior of my kitchen un-painted even though we clearly indicated that want of the interior done. I would never hire him again.
military veteran Painting & Drywallmilitary veteran Painting & Drywall
Ram K.
Luis had a competitive quote for interior painting and did a good job. He was very fast, and finished ahead of schedule. He was very responsive to address any requests that I had.
Luis VillaLuis Villa
Mary H.
Would highly recommend Mancillas Painting for any interior home project! Professional painters who made the entire process easy and painless for the homeowner. Able to fit the painting into my schedule quickly after the initial walk-through/estimate. Did an outstanding job on the new accent wall!
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Ian to paint our Door and window interior trim and he did an excellent job. We will be hiring him again for future work and enjoyed his friendly personality in our home.
I & M Custom paint and DrywallI & M Custom paint and Drywall
Irene A.
Did a wonderful job on my interior painting. They were able to to recommend a professional when a problem with drywall/ plumbing was discovered. Came back and finished up all details. Would use their services again.
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an amazing job on painting a room and bathroom for us. He was prompt to give us a fair bid, was able to do the work in a timely manner and is very professional. His work is top notch, he paints with clean lines and he cleans everything up nicely. I am planning to hire him again for additional interior painting jobs. Loved working with him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Mudi W.
Paul helped me with the interior painting of my condo. He is very nice and friendly. The work quality is great and the value beats other contractors. I would definitely hire him for my home projects next time. Highly recommended!
Paul's Construction ServicePaul's Construction Service
Thumbtack Customer
We highly recommend D&M Painting and wanted to take the time to provide a review from our recent project. D&M provided us a quote along with 4 other professional painters. What stood out most was their kindness & professionalism, customer engagement, and assurance they would take care of our home. We hired them to re-texture our full interior 2000 sq ft, drywall cut/repair, primer, paint, and epoxy the garage floor. We had a strict timeline to meet and throughout the project had a few scope changes. D&M accommodated our requests with reasonable price and executed to plan. After project completion, the interior ceilings/walls looked brand new and the garage floor a show room. Painting is truly their passion and it is clear that they have mastered the art. Thank you D&M Painting!
DM Affordable Custom PaintingDM Affordable Custom Painting
Kailey S.
I highly recommend these guys! Ed came out to give me an estimate and it was very reasonable. They came out and painted my whole interior in 3 days and it looks amazing!! Very professional and trustworthy. I would definitely work with them again!
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Thumbtack Customer
DM Affordable Custom Painting did a fabulous job with my home. I contacted Manuel he came right over gave a estimate. Interior painting of 4 bedroom, living room, kitchen, garage. Wall repair was done and power washing of garage. They were professional and did exactly what I asked. Will hire again for my next project. Thank You again Manuel !!!
DM Affordable Custom PaintingDM Affordable Custom Painting
Leticia C.
Rudy and his team did an amazing job texturing and painting the walls and ceilings of our 2 bedroom apartment, along with painting our interior doors, trim, and baseboard. Rudy's work is very precise yet still fast! He even came back for touch ups after our job was completed. Not only were we extremely satisfied with his work but with him as well. He's very professional, punctual, and thorough. We will definitely use Rudy for all our paint needs in the future!
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Jessica H.
AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this team of amazing painters! The quality was impeccable and the speed the job was completed in was astounding! We were concerned about timing as we had every interior wall and ceiling painted... and with our vaulted ceilings it was a big job I did not want to tackle! They did such great work!
Penelope H.
I am so happy to have found Zac for my interior paint job. He is very professional, punctual, and does great work! From his initial assessment of the job to be done, I knew I could trust him to do it right. His work is very thorough. I will definitely contact him in the future for other projects. Thanks again, Zac!
HAVIRDO Remodling, Painting, HandymanHAVIRDO Remodling, Painting, Handyman
Richard R.
Rudy Mancillas did a fantastic job. I hired Rudy for interior painting of a rental property I manage remotely. Rudy was extremely helpful in coordinating with me and with the tenant, he sent pictures of the work, helped with the paint selection and procurement, he adjusted his schedule to accommodate the tenant, and completed the job on-schedule and on-budget. Great value, quality work, outstanding communication via text, email and voice. Rudy also refinished some oak cabinets that had been damaged over the years. You can hire Rudy will full confidence that he will deliver outstanding value and quality.
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Jerry C.
We used Donaldo and his team to paint interior rooms in our house. We had wallpaper in the kids playroom and Donaldo recommended we plaster and paint over it so we wouldn't damage the drywall. It turned out perfect. We also asked him to install baseboards so he included that in the project. Not only did his team install the baseboards but he was able to pick them up for me since I didn't have a vehicle that would fit the bundle we purchased. We also needed him to fix my bad attempt to blend texture on a new drywall we installed. that also came out perfect. His team was very accommodating to changes we requested, and they also were able to take on the job on short notice. I would absolutely recommend Donaldo for any painting project you have.
DM PaintingDM Painting
Michael B.
Rafael and crew did the most amazing job removing very old wallpaper and painting the interior of our house. He was cheerful, early to the job and ensured the job was done in time for our family to move in. His work was excellent and our walls look incredible. The wallpaper was no easy fest to remove!!! He cleaned up everything a left the space exactly how he found it. I can not recommend him and his crew enough! We will for sure use him again in the future.
Paint it up SD.Paint it up SD.
Caitlin G.
We were desperate for a painter to do a huge job painting the interior & exterior of our house so we could list it quickly. Juan and his excellent team worked through the weekend for us to help get the job done quickly. I couldn’t believe the amazing quality and speed of his work! I am recommending him to my realtor and everyone I know looking for a reliable, friendly painter who does top notch work! Thank you, Juan and your hard workers!!
Shilpa A.
Gregg contacted me through thumbtack, came for an estimate on same day and lucky for us that he was able to start the very next day- we were looking for someone to complete our painting job at the earliest! He was able to color match our choice of colors from BEHR marquee! He promised to complete the interior painting (entire house) in 2 days! 3 people came to do the job and boom-2nd day our work got over! No compromise on quality of work, they use quality products-Sherwin-Williams and working with them was quite a breeze! No issues whatsoever! Gregg was able to accommodate my last minute requests ( lot of them)- all with a smile! Highly recommend him and his team! I am impressed with his punctuality and professionalism!!
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Abhijit B.
Juan Pauda was great. He was extremely responsive and provide a very good rate and was able to start work immediately. He kept me updated hie daily progress and he was very punctual and kept his promise on when he would be starting his work and finishing the work. He had another job going on in parallel and was transparent with me about it and did not cause any service interruption to the existing customer due to my job. He took photos of the daily progress and sent it to me since I was remote while my house was getting painted. He just finished my interior painting job today and the house along with bathrooms, cabinets, closets, ceilings, trims and garage looks great. The house is looking like a brand new home. I highly recommend you to contact Juan Pauda and give him an opportunity. I am sure you will be pleased with his communication, professionalism, humility, rate and the quality of work.
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